A Hoglets Review – theatre fun for little folks in York
If you and your family love books, storytelling, and live theatre then Hoglets is for you.
My five-year-old and I were lucky enough to watch Hoglet’s latest performance ‘Sea Storm in a Teacup’ at Clifton Library during the school holidays.
We had been to see ‘The Sleep Pirates’ last year, so I knew we could expect 30 minutes of captivating storytelling, live action, and singing. We weren’t disappointed.
The story was wonderful, about a lonely young girl who has a mermaid that keeps growing and growing. The use of props, lights, and puppetry throughout the performance was fantastic. Along with some catchy songs for the audience to join along with. Plus the water pistols were a big hit with my little companion! The singing and acting were brilliant and I found myself really drawn into the story and completely forgot I was sat on the floor in the library with a heavy child on my lap!
Hoglets also offer Storytelling and drama classes around York
If you haven’t already heard of Hoglets, it’s run by mum Gemma Curry and offers classes for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers. The classes include:
⭐️ Story performances of children’s books ⭐️ Fun games ⭐️ Crafts ⭐️ Singing and noisy play
Every Monday 11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute 1pm (Birth – walking) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar 2pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar
Every Tuesday 9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre. 10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre. 11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
Here’s what some York Mumblers think of the classes…
“I highly recommend hoglets, it’s brilliant fun and lots of friendly mummies, plus mama hoglets Gemma is amazing with children and fun, give it a try!”
“If you haven’t tried Hoglets with your little ones you really must. Gemma who runs it has great energy and is a captivating storyteller. Each week there is a theme, some stories, a craft activity, movement, singing. I really enjoyed it and she had the attention of my girls for the whole time. Definitely worth a go!”
If you haven’t been to a Hoglets class yet or been to see one of their wonderful plays then I highly recommend you do. You will be as captivated by the storytelling as your child is.
Disclaimer: York Mumbler was given free tickets for Hoglets Sea Storm in a Teacup in exchange of an honest review.